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Review of CW High-Power Laser Technology

  • Wayne G. Burwell

Abstract

The review of cw high-power laser technology presented in this paper is of limited scope and is focussed on CO2 electric-discharge lasers. Most results cited are drawn from the work of researchers at the United Aircraft Research Laboratories. In this regard, acknowledgement is made of the technical contributions of Messrs. Conrad Banas, Paul Blaszuk, Clyde Brown, Jack Davis, Alan Eckbreth and Arthur Mensing. The assistance of Miss Gene Tomaiuolo in preparation of this manuscript is also acknowledged, as is sponsorship of a portion of the research by the Naval Ordnance Systems Command and the Naval Ordnance Laboratory.

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Laser Weld Optical Power Apply Physic Letter Unstable Resonator Fresnel Number 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1974

Authors and Affiliations

  • Wayne G. Burwell
    • 1
  1. 1.United Aircraft Research LaboratoriesEast HartfordUSA

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